and overleaf… When tomorrow comes today will be gone forever. I hope I will not regret the price I paid for it. (Ruth Spearing) I’ve had such a time of anxiety this past fortnight visualizing what could happen during a pending medical procedure I’m waiting for that I felt in need of spiritual support. IContinue reading “A Gratitude Reminder”
Category Archives: Creative Journaling
How Did I End Up Here?
Since hitting a major birthday milestone 7 weeks ago, time seems to have been flying by at the speed of light and I’ve arrived in the New Year with my feet having barely touched the ground. Already, I’m bored with the tedious reminders of aging that are constantly bombarding me – or is it thatContinue reading “How Did I End Up Here?”
Too Early For This?
You may think it’s far too early to hold a Christmas Carol Service on 4th December but think again. Have you seen how busy the high street is already in the run-up towards Christmas? And it’s not even December yet? We’ve had cards on display since the end of September, Christmas songs in the shopsContinue reading “Too Early For This?”
There’s so much stuff going on in the world that I hardly dare to breathe in case my out-breath adds to the overwhelming chaos of it all, especially as my already chaotic mind is alive and kicking. I don’t know where to start with my writing projects because they too have been caught up inContinue reading “Human Kindness”
I attended a poetry workshop recently, alongside fellow writers, facilitated by local poet and tutor, Felix Hodcroft – hosted by Scarborough Writers’ Circle, whose members will be celebrating National Poetry Day at their October session with poems stemming from the workshop on the theme of ‘environment’. The theme immediately brings to mind topical global warmingContinue reading “Environment”
LET’S TALK ABOUT DEATH…
I’ve been contemplating the subject of death for a while now as I’m not getting any younger (surprise, surprise!) and took the plunge to buy two funeral plans for me and hubby. This has done nothing to give me peace of mind as it’s resulted in sleepless nights worrying about how I’ll manage the monthlyContinue reading “LET’S TALK ABOUT DEATH…”
IS LOVE REALLY ALL WE NEED?
Okay, so I’ve failed to write in my personal journal since 25th May when I was busy packing my glad rags into my suitcase for a long-awaited visit to see our son in Prague on 27th. I had been filled with trepidation about the chaos reported at UK airports but needn’t have worried because, priorContinue reading “IS LOVE REALLY ALL WE NEED?”
SPINNING A GANSEY
I was thinking about the way stress seems to overtake me quite easily these days. Obviously, the way I handle it now is a throw-back from my psychotic breakdown in 2020, but I wonder if it’s also connected to my being resuscitated following a heart attack in 2008; as a consequence of blood flow starvationContinue reading “SPINNING A GANSEY”
JUXTAPOSE; JOY & SADNESS
There will always be a time for mourning and a time for dancing. Acknowledgement It’s difficult to put out a new blog post without thinking how trivial the content may be when weighed against the effects of what’s happening to the Ukrainian people; the horror of it being felt by all who are witnessing itContinue reading “JUXTAPOSE; JOY & SADNESS”
We’re coming to the end of January and what a month it’s been for me on my personal journey. So much has happened (is still happening) this month in response to my vision board for 2022 (with compilation still in progress) that it’s hard to choose a starting point to write from. Therefore, I’ll startContinue reading “HAPPY ENDINGS”